Anibal Sanchez struggled again in his latest start, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs in just three innings of action. Detroit fell behind at 9-2 after 4 innings, but scored 2 in the 6th, 4 in the 7th and 1 in the eighth to tie the score. However, in the bottom of the ninth, C.J. Cron belted a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Angels an 11-9 win.
The Tigers face the Angels again tonight in a 7:05 ET (4:05 PT) start from “The Big A.” Michael Fulmer (4-1, 1.38 WHIP, 36 Ks, 11 BB in 34 innings) takes the mound for Detroit. The Angels counter with Matt Shoemaker (3-5, 1.43 WHIP, 45 Ks, 13 BB, 45.1 IP).